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“It’s a cop out to say vulture funds don’t need to be regulated,” said Joe Healy, IFA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at the Minister of State for financial services Michael D’Arcy for suggesting that vulture funds were(...)

Commissioners sought. The deadline for applications for the two roles, which will have regulatory oversight of an increasingly complex telephone and broadband market here, is August 16th.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is expected to fill two of its most senior roles over the next two months ahead of a busy schedu(...)

As banks got back on their feet after the crisis, there appeared to be a tacit understanding between them, the government and the regulator that the issue of non-performing loans would be allowed to drag on. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Irish banks have been under pressure to reduce the non-performing loans they hold and sales of loan books to so-called vulture funds are increasing, m(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Ed Sibley said banks need to “take ownership” of their talent pipeline. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank may impose gender-diversity targets on the State’s banks if they do not move decisively to boost the percentage of women at senior ex(...)

As more and more parts of the market hit affordability barriers, we should see the overall rate of growth slow further. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

House price growth is now clearly slowing across much of Dublin. The Central Bank’s mortgage borrowing rules – and straightforward affordability issue(...)

Banks were nearly five times more likely to repossess houses in long-term arrears than so-called vulture funds in the first quarter of 2018. Accordin(...)

Davy forecast the mortgage market could reach €9 billion by the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

Residential property transactions are up 25 per cent and could reach €9 billion by the end of 2018, according to estimates compiled by Davy. Based on(...)

Bank of Ireland was highlighting risks to investors in an updated bond prospectus for its €25bn Euro Note Programme.

Shifting property prices, Brexit and disruption in financial markets all present “inherent risks” to Bank of Ireland, the company said in a bond prosp(...)

Central Bank: warned it was dealing with an unprecedented volume of applications for licences to operate in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brexit-related applications to the Central Bank of Ireland for authorisation are running at a “very significant level” with both large and small insti(...)

Trying to interpret trends in the Irish economy is always controversial given the distortions to our data caused by the presence of major multinationa(...)

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